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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Some Birds of Samoa


White tern (Gygis alba)
Binomial Name: Gygis alba
Common names: White tern, Common White Tern, (English) Tava’esina (Samoan) Gygis blanche (French); Feenseeschwalbe (German); Charrán Blanco (Spanish)
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Charadriiformes – Family: Sternidae– Genus: Gygis– Species: G. alba

Photographed at Vailima on the Road of Loving Hearts on the way up to Robert Louis Stevenson's tomb.
 
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Binomial Name: Porphyrio porphyrio
Common names: Purple Swamphen (English) Manualii (Samoan); Taléve sultane (French); Purpurhuhn (German); Calamón Común (Spanish); Pūkeko (Māori)
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Gruiformes – Family: Rallidae– Genus: Porphyrio– Species: P. porphyrio

Photographed past Aleisa on the road going up to the Power Station

Wattled Honeyeater (Foulehaio carunculatus)
 
Binomial Name: Foulehaio carunculatus
Common names: Wattled honeyeater, Carunculated Wattled Honeyeater, Samoan Wattled Honeyeater, Viti levu Honeyeater (English) I’ao (Samoan) Schuppenkopf-Honigfresser (German); Mielero Foulehaio (Spanish); Méliphage foulehaio (French0
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passeriformes – Family: Meliphagidae– Genus: Fouehaio – Species: F. carunculatus

Photographed in Mango tree at Alafua
 
Cardinal Myzomela (Myzomela cardinalis)
Binomial Name: Myzomela cardinalis
Common names: Myzomela cardinalis, Cardinal Honeyeater, Black-bellied Honeysucker, Samoan Cardinal Myzomela (English) Segaseagamau’u (Samoan); Myzoméle cardinal (French); Kardinalhonigfresser (German); Mielero Cardenal (Spanish)

Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passeriformes – Family: Meliphagidae– Genus: Myzomela – Species: M. cardinalis
Photographed after Cyclone Evan on fallen Nuno tree at Alafua.
 
A Many Coloured Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perousii)
Binomial Name: Ptilinopus perousii
Common names: Many coloured fruit dove (English) Manuma (Samoan) v
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Columbiformes – Family: Columbidae– Genus: Ptilinopus– Species: P. perousii

Photographed on a tree in the Vailima Botanical Garden right near the entrance to the garden


On-line References and Links:
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Gygis alba

The Guardian, “Mystery bird: white tern, Gygis alba” LINK
Birdlife International Entry for Common White Tern Gygis alba LINK
Internet Bird Collection: LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Gygis alba LINK
Wikipedia Entry for White Tern LINK


Porphyrio porphyrio

Birdlife International Entry for (Porphyrio porphyrio) LINK
Internet Bird Collection entry for Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Porphyrio porphyria LINK
Wikipedia Entry for Purple Swamphen LINK
 

Foulehaio carunculatus

Birdlife International entry for Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus LINK
Internet Bird Collection entry for Wattled Honeyeater (Foulehaio carunculatus) LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Foulehaio carunculatus LINK
Wikipedia Entry for Wattled Honeyeater LINK


Myzomela cardinalis

Birdlife International entry for LINK
Internet Bird Collection entry for Myzomela cardinalis (Cardinal Myzomela) LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Myzomela cardinalis (Cardinal Myzomela) LINK
Wikipedia entry for cardinal Myzomela LINK


Ptilinopus perosii
Birdlife International Entry for Many-Coloured fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii LINK
Internet Bird Collection: LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Ptilinopus perosii (Has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List)
Wikipedia Entry for Many-coloured Fruit-dove LINK

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